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13-year-old Shimane boy in police custody wrote notes plotting his father’s death

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A 13-year-old boy taken into police custody last week after stabbing his father in their Izumo City home is said to have told a teacher at his junior high school that he wanted to “get even” with his father, it was learned Monday.

The boy told also told a school counselor in November last year that his father had hit him many times after getting angry over his school results.

Notes found in the boy’s bedroom indicate the boy had planned the stabbing, with one note saying that if he wore a raincoat, he wouldn’t get blood on his body. It remains unclear if the boy wore rain gear during the attack, but there was no blood on his school uniform when he was picked up by police.

The boy is believed to have stabbed his father in his neck just after 8 a.m. on July 7, shortly after his mother and brother went to work. He turned up at his junior high school at about 8.20 a.m. and attended his morning classes as usual.

His father was found on the kitchen floor by a colleague at around noon, who called for an ambulance, but the man was pronounced dead shortly after. Police visited the boy’s school and took him into custody. Later at the police station, the boy confessed to killing his father.

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Wow that Dad really fostered some hate. Tragic end for a kid beater.

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Wow that kid really was just what his Dad feared, a lazy no-good potential down-and-out. Too much TV? Poor Dad. Luck of the draw, though, I guess.

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Violence in, violence out. Usually this kind of "parenting" is handed down from generation to generation. Our hope is that enlightened parents will break the chain and not pass on to their kids the vile treatment that they received.

Love and encouragement is always stronger and more successful than bullying and violence in the quest to build a strong and humane society and a better future for our children.

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poor DAD!!!?!?!?!? poor dad... I guess you think its ok for dads to beat kids. Poor YOU!!!

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this is old news ..

however it's alarming that even 13 yr olds have the mental/emotional capacity to plot something like this .. Isn't this a case of too much TV?

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I think its a case of some one who normaly can't defend themsevles, being clever enough to find a way to fight back, but to young to realize the consiquenses. so bascily it falls back on the parents in every aspect if you ask me. you can watch 25 hours of TV a day as long as your parents raise you to tell the differnce between right and wrong and real and fake. If you have a dad thats beats you and doesnt teach you baisc morals and that death is real and final, then it seems to me its 100% dads fault.

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I think its a case of some one who normaly can't defend themsevles, being clever enough to find a way to fight back, but to young to realize the consiquenses. so bascily it falls back on the parents in every aspect if you ask me. you can watch 25 hours of TV a day as long as your parents raise you to tell the differnce between right and wrong and real and fake. If you have a dad thats beats you and doesnt teach you baisc morals and that death is real and final, then it seems to me its 100% dads fault.

Your parents teach you to steal too? Anyway, the first son sure did not seem to turn out bad. I will assume the father hit the elder one also, yet the retaliation was not there. Maybe the kid was overly sensitive and needed more attention. To say this was 100% the dad's fault is ridiculous. There were enough people in the home to either stop the father if he was beating the snot out of the kid or to help the kid cope with whatever his problems were. Did the mother just stand by while dad was beating the son? or was the elder son just observing also? Too many holes in the story just to blame the father.

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most of the time in situations like this, yes the mother just stand by. She probably got hit too... your right I am adding a lot of congjuture. But, yeah if I had to guess, yes they all stood around. they probably all got hit at some point and they were either too scared or too ashamed to do anything. if a man a grown man. a parent is such a bad ass mother #$%#% that he can beat his own kid, I am sure he hits his wife too. I dont know what you mean my paretns teach me how to steal. ofcourse they dont. they teach me NOT to steal... just like they teach me not to kill or harm another living thing. and if the older brother got hit. he is going to end up %#%$ some way or another. He will probably grow up and hit his kids andor wife. If you read research on kids that are beat, or kids who watch their mom get beat, they grow up to continue the cycle. The nicest guy can be a wife or child beater.

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inakaRob. I was just reacting to the flat value judgment of the first poster. An equal but opposite case can also be just about made. We really don't know the facts. How did the father hit the kid? We don't know. Naturally in the last few years in the West it has become non-pc to hit kids at all. But the generation before had the whole regime. Do we believe what the kid says? If he can murder his father he doesn't sound quite normal to me. I am sure the Dad really believed that he was doing the right thing by hitting his kid. As he was a victim of his own upbringing and convictions, I can say again, poor Dad, that he had to get murdered for it.

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nandakandamanda-good post. I can not say for sure what happened, but with the story so full of holes, I can not blame the father 100%. As you sow, so shall you reap, so they say.

inkarob-You are assuming a lot with so little evidence. You could be right and you could be wrong. I am saying, keep an objective mind to it.

Also, I come from a home like this. All the kids were beat, not hit and no, we have not brought this onto our spouses, kids or pets. I will say I have some anger issues, but growing up with a loving family and knowing what my father did was wrong helped me grow up as well as my siblings. There is a think called forgiveness and learning through others mistakes. I can say when I was this kids age, I wish my father went away, but I did not wish him dead. Again, his situation and my situation may be totally different but continuing cycles happen only if you let them.

As per my saying you steal part, look at your technology post.

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The boy told also told a school counselor in November last year that his father had hit him many times after getting angry over his school results.

well it's good to know that these crack school counselors are on top of things....

Seriously, are they expected to do anything than offer a robotic "GANBARE!"

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Really sad story ans school must have good councilors to discuss buys of teengae about their personal problem if they have any.

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There is no excuse for what this kid did, and clearly the 'beatings' from dad were not that bad, as no one has come forward and said they noticed the kid had bruises and what not. I'm not saying the father DIDN'T beat him, what I AM saying is that people coming on here and suggesting the father deserved what he got when we don't know any details is just plain ludicrous. Did it ever occur to anyone that the boy might have simply been LYING? Or perhaps a little tap on the head by dad was construed, by way of insult, to be a kind of beating by the boy.

Again, people coming on here and assuming that the boy was a victim here is just plain wrong. The only thing we know is that the kid committed murder, and patricide at that. I suggest we leave the 'worst father of the year' award until we know a little more.

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Hey Japanese dads.....when was the last time you just plain and simply had fun with your kids??? When was the last time you did something on the spur of the moment to surprise your kids??? When was the last time you filled a water balloon and just had fun??? When was the last time you just tickled them for the sake of making them laugh??? When was the last time you stuck your hand through their bedroom door with a hand full of party balloons and just let them zip around the room to the squeals of laughter from the kids??? When was the last time you dropped off into a park just for 20 minutes in between dashing from here to there with the kids in tow just so you could push them on the swings??? Being strict and expecting your kids to be top grade students is one thing....being a loving father as well that your kids love, respect and can't wait to see is another.

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My Japanese wife has always refused to play with the kids. She has wanted it to be very clear. She probably wouldn't even know how.

Playing with them has always been my role, but I think she has always disapproved. Whenever the kids got excited she would lose it bigtime on them.

I can imagine that a lot of J dads just wouldn't even know what to do with their kids, and they probably feel emotionally drained when they get home. Not excusing them, but perhaps there should be workshops on evening TV on how to nurture kids, instead of endless cooking, singing and empty inanity shows.

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maybe the kid watched "Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni" =w=

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Yesterday people were saying 13 years old cannot make decisions in their lives on the Innocence lost: the dark side of Akihabara thread .. Example Since when do 13 year old children have the experience and wisdom to always make the right choices?

But on this Thread people are saying they are old enough! even 13 yr olds have the mental/emotional capacity to plot something like this

Age really means nothing, go look at the Child soldiers in Africa armed with AKs and blowing people away.

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Even on this thread,in my post above, I refer to the 13 year old as a child. This child was also misguided. This child did try to express that he has a problem and the people he approched fail to recognise and thus failed to help him.

Child soldiers in Africa? Well, someone's misguiding them as well. Children just don`t take guns and kill people away.

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Theres alot of debating about who's right and whos wrong, even blamming the innocent television lol

Well, The father was in the wrong for hitting the boy, how violently wasnt stated but to the point where the boy felt as thought he must get rid of his father to stop it (so it sounds pretty bad..).

The boy on the other hand was also in the wrong, even though 'getting revenge' for his father hitting him seemed right.. as we know, it wasnt.

The television, its not the televisions fault people take the things on it broadcasts too serious, whether television was to be blamed or not.. its probably very confused and scared right now. wait until the police have finished questioning ;P (that was sarcasm for those who didnt get it)

Television,games,internet sure they could influence the killing but there are other causes aswell.. like, i dont know.. rage? feeling trapped in the family? when somebodys angry you can get that impulse, and whether it was planned or not, he obviously didnt want his father around, and instead of leaving or seeking other solutions, he got rid of the problem instead, i guess it would be the fastest and easiest solution.. even if it was so wrong..

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Not knowing details of the alleged abuse, I can't speak to who was at fault. Clearly the boy committed a grievous crime and should receive an accordingly severe sentence. If the father was truly violent and abusive then I hope the investigation reveals those facts and the information is taken into account during the boy's sentencing. If it turns out that he is a rebellious 13 year-old -- is there any other? -- who was unhappy with his father's strict (but not necessarily abusive) household and wanted to lash out, that is something entirely different. The question then becomes: was this murder borne out of self-preservation or selfishness? I would need to see all the facts in the case before I'd make any kind of value judgment one way or the other.

Whatever the case, the fact is a father is dead, killed by his own son. Is it just me, or have there been a god-awful number of familial killings lately? Murder is awful enough, but murder among kin is just that much worse somehow.

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Comment on the headline, JT. Vague. The boy was in custody for murder, not plotting a murder.

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Did anyone see those pigs flying? I agree with Smith.

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